Notes and Podcast info from the PMlessonLearned.com Conference Call:
Topic: Job Searching 2010 – How to Play and Beat the Odds (PMJobShop)
PMlessonsLearned.com founder and PM Best Practices host: Henry Will, PMP
PMlessonsLearned.com PMJobShop special host for today: Tara Linda Wortman
Presenter: Abby Kohut, Lead Consultant and President of Staffing Symphony, LLC,
Date of Conference Call: 11Feb2010
Podcast Number: 0092
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Abby will deliver a presentation entitled ""Job Searching 2010 – How to Play and Beat the Odds"". In 2010, you can no longer find a job by applying to positions on Monster & CareerBuilder. There are far more candidates applying for the same positions, so you have to differentiate yourself. The days are gone when having a resume printed on special paper with a fancy font on it will get you noticed. In today's job market, you have to network your way into companies using face-to-face connections and social media. Abby will discuss a variety of networking methods and will also offer unique ways to get your resume in front of the hiring manager.
Abby Kohut, known as Absolutely Abby is the Lead Consultant and President of Staffing Symphony, LLC, a staffing consulting and expansion company. For 15 years, Abby has held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Inc., Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma, Inc. An active member of the HR community, Abby is the Strategic Growth Advisor for Whine & Dine Networking and recently won a Pinnacle Award from the Society of Human Resources. Abby appeared on Career Corner on SOMA TV and was a guest speaker on ""Jobs For Candidates over 50"" on WTOD Radio Station in Toledo. Abby's blogs on AbsolutelyAbby.com and her bi-weekly Career Wake Up Calls inspire job seekers to stay motivated as they continue their search for their ideal job. Her recent book, ""Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets"" teaches candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. Abby is an open networker on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn and invites anyone looking to grow their networks to connect with her.